Split Mountain East Arête of North Summit

On the morning of August 16th Inyo SAR was notified of two male climbers stranded on the East Arête of north summit of Split Mountain. One of the climbers was reported to have taken approximately a 30-foot lead fall the prior day (August 15th) suffering a 3 inch laceration to his right forearm and a […]

Seizure on the Mt. Whitney Trail

On Tuesday August 25, Inyo County Sheriff’s office was notified of a woman who was “unable to speak” and “in shock” at Mirror Lake on the Mt Whitney trail. At 19:00, SAR members were requested to respond. A hasty team of three Inyo SAR members was in the vicinity of Lone Pine; they quickly gathered […]

Jigsaw Pass Recovery

  On the evening of August 8, 2015 a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) device was set off requesting immediate helicopter evacuation for a patient with unknown injuries. The GPS coordinates placed the alert just below Jigsaw Pass in a Palisades subrange, just east of Mt Agassiz. A couple of hours later, another PLB message was received saying one word: […]

Two Individuals Separated from Their Parties, Same Trail, Same Day

August 3, 2015   The team received a call at 0600 hours requesting assistance for two separate individuals in the Blue Lake and Dingleberry Lake area of Sabrina Basin. Each had become separated from their parties while on day hikes away from camp, one intentionally and one unintentionally. The first missing person, a 57 year […]

Taboose Pass Walk-out

Just west of Taboose Pass, a 67-year-old male was hiking in a party of three (Subject, brother, and friend) when he started feeling weak and dizzy, lost his footing, and fell into a creek. The subject’s friend descended to get help and reported to Inyo County dispatch that the subject had fallen into the creek and […]